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Butler releases 2016-17 nonconference schedule

The Bulldogs face a loaded slate.

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The Butler Bulldogs have announced their full 2016-17 nonconference schedule, becoming the second Big East team to do so.

The schedule is highlighted by a Gavitt Game against Northwestern, the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, a road game against Utah, a home game against Cincinnati, and the Crossroads Classic against Indiana.

The Bulldogs have excelled in nonconference play under Chris Holtmann, going 21-4 in his two seasons at the helm. Additionally, the Bulldogs come into the season having won 27 straight nonconference games at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

The full schedule can be found below.

Date Opponent
November 12 Northern Colorado Bears
November 16 Northwestern Wildcats
November 19 Bucknell Bison
November 21 Norfolk State Spartans
November 24 Vanderbilt Commodores (Las Vegas Invitational)
November 25 Arizona Wildcats/Santa Clara Broncos (Las Vegas Inviational)
November 28 @ Utah Utes
December 3 Central Arkansas Bears
December 7 Indiana State Sycamores
December 10 Cincinnati Bearcats
December 17 Indiana Hoosiers (Crossroads Classic, Indianapolis, IN)
December 21 Vermont Catamounts